IN THE MAIN GALLERY
Jamal Thorne: Phantasmal Espionage
February 3-28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Song's for Anthony Caesar, charcoal on paper, 50 x 67 inches, 2012.
Car Dashin, mixed media on paper, 50 x 72 inches, 2012.
Proper Attire Required, graphite on wall, dimensions variable-site specific installation, 2014.
Phantasmal Espionage, a solo exhibition by Jamal Thorne, includes a selection of monochromatic representational drawings, as large as six by four feet. A site-specific drawing will encompass an entire wall of the Main Gallery, and take many hours to create. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Thorne and observe his process during a live performance at the exhibition opening. Frontally-oriented faces fill the entire visual field of Thorne's drawings. He draws ribbons of paper that illusionistically tear away in ribbons to reveal characteristics, such as malice or despair, that are typically kept hidden in public.